“I got this old TV for free at a yard sale, ” says Shanna of Restoration Redoux. “My hubby didn’t understand why we were bringing home something that ugly or heavy.” We rescuers are evil geniuses with plans up our sleeves all the time, are we not?
Poppytalk recently featured this amazing rescue by Nicole Phillips of Visual Heart. When Nicole found this ugly cabinet with a single drawer, there was very little to recommend it, other than the fact that underneath, she found brackets attached for legs. Good thing Nicole has an imagination!
“My boss is in the process of moving and has been in major clean out mode,” says Katie at Little House of Four. “I was busy on the phone while this was all happening until I suddenly saw a guy hauling out an old file cabinet.” Needless to say, Katie came home with an ugly but functional cabinet.
Here’s another great pallet project from Lauren at The Thinking Closet. “Our recycle bins were overflowing, so my husband Mark built us a mammoth recycle bin out of…you guessed it: recycled pallet wood!”
When April of House By Hoff spotted this dry sink, it was living in her neighbor’s basement….and her neighbor had plans to throw it away! April couldn’t let that happen to this charming piece, so it came home with her.
Over at McCall Manor, Holly spotted this handsome bookcase on–you guessed it–the side of the road! Believe it or not, all that glass was completely intact!
I’ve seen some fun file cabinet makeovers, lately. (Remember this one?) Here’s another good one from Lisa of The Thrifty Challenge.